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Attorney pleads no contest to disorderly conduct
FARMINGTON — A local defense attorney pleaded no contest Monday to disorderly conduct after he lost his temper in magistrate court during a December incident.
Heneks steps into Fayette DA race
Jack Heneks has announced his candidacy for Fayette County district attorney.
Attorney general supports exoneration plea from inmate
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday backed Thomas E. Haynesworth's exoneration bid and asked the Virginia Court of Appeals to rule on it as quickly as possible.
Attorney Hampton to run for judge
Attorney Lloyd R. Hampton traveled across the globe as a Marine and a student.He hopes his next stop takes him behind the bench as the next Schuylkill County judge.Hampton, a 52-year-old Republican from Butler Township, said he was approached several m
Ex-district attorney Shields to run for judge
After spending 16 years as Schuylkill County's district attorney, Claude A.L. "Cal" Shields said Tuesday that he wants to join the county bench as its newest judge."I think I can bring a lot to the court," Shields said in explaining why he wants to serv
US expresses concern over detained Chinese lawyer
The United States says it is concerned about the continuing house arrest of a Chinese activist lawyer and his family after a secretly made video about their life under surveillance was released online last week.
Hospital lawyer admits error
The attorney whose advice led to what some are calling the most longstanding Sunshine Law violation in the state's history said he didn't realize there was a problem until he received a public information request.
Lawyer demands contempt of court proceedings against Fauzia
ISLAMABAD: Senior advocate of the Supreme Court Muhammad Ikram Chaudhry on Tuesday demanded initiation of contempt of court proceedings against PPP information secretary Fauzia Wahab for her statement that Raymond Davis, the American national who killed two persons in Lahore, enjoys immunity under the Vienna Convention.
Henry Sr.: Cop's lawyer 'arrogant' to blame son
The father of slain Pace University football player Danroy 'D.J.' Henry Jr. reacted angrily Tuesday to a statement by the shooter's lawyer that his son 'brought about his own death.'
Defense lawyer in Maguindanao massacre case cries foul over 'crazy' tweet
Defense lawyers in the Maguindanao massacre case on Wednesday warned the prosecution and the victims' families against putting them in bad light after one of them complained before the court that he was described as "baliw" (crazy) in one Twitter account.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
District attorney deploying to Afghanistan with National Guard
Rex Duncan, the newly elected district attorney for Osage and Pawnee counties, is headed to Afghanistan for a year to lead a combat team there.
District attorney deploying to Afghanistan with National Guard
Rex Duncan, the newly elected district attorney for Osage and Pawnee counties, is headed to Afghanistan for a year to lead a combat team there.
Phila. lawyer William Sasso said to be Corbett's choice to lead DRPA
William Sasso, a prominent Center City attorney and Republican fund-raiser, is a leading candidate to become the new chairman of the embattled Delaware River Port Authority as part of a changing of the Pennsylvania guard at the bistate agency.
Macau's Ho restarts legal action against family: lawyer
Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho has launched a fresh lawsuit against family members he accuses of stealing control of his Hong Kong-listed SJM Holdings Ltd, his lawyer said.
State board reprimands lawyer over payments
NORTHBORO - A South Street lawyer has been publicly reprimanded by the state Board of Bar Overseers for using checks from an account to pay the bills of an estate he was representing before enough money was placed in that account to cover the amount of money in the checks.
Attorney, wife sued over loan from Fair Finance
Indianapolis attorney Stephen Plopper was sued Tuesday over an unpaid $250,000 loan from a parent company of Fair Finance, the failed investment company formerly co-owned by Indianapolis businessman Timothy Durham.
Lawyer suspended for misusing client funds
The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday indefinitely suspended the law license of Columbus attorney SeKeya M. Stubbs for misusing client funds.
Lawyer with Jackson ties wants to represent doctor
A lawyer who worked for celebrity attorney Mark Geragos during his representation of Michael Jackson said Tuesday he wants to join the defense team representing Jackson's doctor on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Khawaja's lawyer files application for leave to appeal
The lawyer for the first person ever charged under Canada's anti-terror laws is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear an appeal on the constitutionality of the legal definition of "terrorist activity."
N.J. attorney general appoints former chief counsel as acting Essex County prosecutor
N.J Office of the Attorney GeneralCarolyn A. Murray ESSEX COUNTY — When Paula Dow was tapped as the state’s attorney general following seven years as Essex County prosecutor, she needed someone she could trust to follow her to Trenton. Dow...
Libyans clash with police over detained lawyer, source says
Libyan police clashed with protesters chanting anti-government slogans and demanding the release of a human rights activist early Wednesday, an independent source in the country told CNN.
US expresses concern over detained Chinese lawyer
The United States says it is concerned about the continuing house arrest of a Chinese activist lawyer and his family after a secretly made video about their life under surveillance was released online last week.
Lawyer in Middleboro child-abuse case says boy had skin infection
The attorney for a Middleboro man charged with beating his girlfriend’s 7-year-old son and burning the boy with cigarettes said marks on the child’s skin suggested that he had a common infection.
Report: 'No bong was ever seized,' attorney says in 'baby bong' Facebook case
An attorney for the 19-year-old North Florida woman accused of taking a photo of her infant with a bong and posting it on Facebook says in a recent motion that 'no bong was ever seized,' firstcoastnews.com is reporting.
Lawyer with Jackson ties wants to represent doctor
A lawyer who worked for celebrity attorney Mark Geragos during his representation of Michael Jackson said Tuesday he wants to join the defense team representing Jackson's doctor on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Attorney general supports exoneration plea from inmate
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli asks Court of Appeals to rule on Thomas Haynesworth's plea as quickly as possible.
State board reprimands lawyer over payments
NORTHBORO - A South Street lawyer has been publicly reprimanded by the state Board of Bar Overseers for using checks from an account to pay the bills of an estate he was representing before enough money was placed in that account to cover the amount of money in the checks.
Bar Council: Lawyer fees may increase up to 400 per cent
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 23:31:00 KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council expect lawyer fees for court cases to increase by between 300 to 400 per cent this year. According to the Bar Council, cases that normally cost around RM2,000 may increase to RM8,000 or RM10,000. Bar Council President K. Ragunath said the cost increase could attribute to an increase in responsibilities compared with before ...
Nigerian embassy lawyer held for embezzlement
Nigeria's antigraft body says it is questioning a lawyer accused of pocketing a $1.6 million U.S. tax refund due to Nigeria's embassy in Washington, D.C.
Attorney: I told client that murder plea deal 'was a gift'
The former attorney for a Rostraver man serving a prison sentence for the third-degree murder of his father told a judge Tuesday the killing came about when his client learned his wife had a romantic affair with his dad.
Texas Attorney General is gunning for Google
Gregg Abbott's office seeks special AdWords source as well as other documents and executive interviews.
Texas Attorney General guns for Google
Gregg Abbott's office seeks special AdWords sauce as well as other documents and executive interviews.
Lawyer imposter arrested, jailed at Summit jail
Lawyer imposter arrested, jailed at Summit jail
Bar Association votes to disbar lawyer who worked on fen-phen case
The Kentucky Bar Association has voted to disbar a lawyer who worked for one of the two attorneys sent to prison on fraud charges in Kentucky's fen-phen case.
Lawyer in bribery case highlights seeming contradictions in government witness testimony
But this morning attorney Clyde Riley pointed out a number of instances during Hall's interviews with prosecutors and FBI agents where he seemed to focus on the actions of another Army major - effectively Pressley's superior in Kuwait during 2004 and 2005 - in connection with the solicitation and payment of bribes.
Lawyer promoted but judge on trial
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Lawyer abandons extradition battle
A British solicitor, who lives in Tottenham, is abandoning his battle against extradition and flying to the US to face corruption charges, his legal advisers have announced.
Suspension recommended for lawyer Deters
A trial commissioner has recommended that lawyer and WLW-AM (700) radio personality Eric Deters be suspended from the practice of law in Kentucky for 181 days.
Nigerian embassy lawyer held for embezzlement
Nigeria's antigraft body says it is questioning a lawyer accused of pocketing a $1.6 million U.S. tax refund due to Nigeria's embassy in Washington, D.C.
Nev. attorney general expands mortgage fraud unit
Nevada's attorney general is doubling size of a mortgage fraud investigation team, even while the department is cutting its budget by nearly 30 percent.
Attorney General warns against Netflix scam
Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers of a recent email scam targeting Netflix subscribers.
‘Loony’ lawyer in Ampatuan trial cries foul
Two of the defense lawyers in the Maguindanao massacre trial Wednesday complained about media coverage of the hearings, with one of them saying that he had been labeled a loony on Twitter as a result.
Snyder picks lawyer to head energy, labor department
Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder today named attorney Steven Hilfinger the new director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.
Lawyer seeks leave to appeal Khawaja sentence
Momin Khawaja's lawyer wants the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on the constitutionality of the legal definition of "terrorist activity."
Two women fatally shot at Bass Lake restaurant
A Fresno lawyer and her client were gunned down Wednesday at a Bass Lake restaurant, reportedly during a court recess in the client's divorce hearing.
Lawyer: CA city officials caught in witch hunt
Six current and former officials charged with ripping off millions of dollars from a modest Los Angeles suburb were innocent victims who were wrongly ensnared in what has become an infamous municipal corruption scandal, a defense lawyer told a judge Wednesday.
Lawyer: CA city officials caught in witch hunt
Six current and former officials charged with ripping off millions of dollars from a modest Los Angeles suburb were innocent victims who were wrongly ensnared in what has become an infamous municipal corruption scandal, a defense lawyer told a judge Wednesday.
Disbarred attorney accused of representing client
A Chicago woman who lost her law license 17 years ago was charged with a felony after she represented a client in court, prosecutors said today.
Aaron Broussard's attorney says he received target letter today
His ex-wife also receives one, 15 months into federal investigation of Jefferson Parish political corruption